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Multiple Choice Questions

1. The author says of one of his ancestors in "My Dungeon Shook," "One of them said, the very time I thought I was lost, my dungeon shook and" what?
(a) "I was engulfed."
(b) "I suddenly saw the light."
(c) "My chains fell off."
(d) "I was given faith."

2. When did E. Franklin Frazier help draft the UNESCO statement entitled The Race Question?
(a) 1945.
(b) 1946.
(c) 1950.
(d) 1947.

3. Of white people, the author says in "My Dungeon Shook," "You must accept them and accept them with" what?
(a) Love.
(b) Resentment.
(c) Faith.
(d) Clarity.

4. The author indicates in "My Dungeon Shook" that "people find it very difficult to act on" what?
(a) "What they know."
(b) "Intuition."
(c) "What they've forgotten."
(d) "Faith."

5. When was the Emancipation Proclamation issued?
(a) January 1, 1862.
(b) January 1, 1864.
(c) January 1, 1865.
(d) January 1, 1863.

6. The author claims in his conclusion of "My Dungeon Shook" that the country is celebrating one hundred years of freedom when?
(a) "Two hundred years too late."
(b) "One hundred years too soon."
(c) "Two hundred years too soon."
(d) "One hundred years too late."

7. What does the author describe his ancestors building in "My Dungeon Shook"?
(a) Railroads.
(b) Skyscrapers.
(c) Factories.
(d) Cars.

8. The author claims in his conclusion of "My Dungeon Shook" that "we can make America" what?
(a) "Better than it has ever been."
(b) "What America must become."
(c) "Great again."
(d) "A beacon of yesterday."

9. What must one become "concerning destruction and death," according to the author in "My Dungeon Shook"?
(a) "Tough and philosophical."
(b) "Peaceful and analytical."
(c) "Logical and honest."
(d) "Bold and incisive."

10. The author states in his conclusion of "My Dungeon Shook," "We cannot be free until" what?
(a) "We are one."
(b) "We are educated."
(c) "They are free."
(d) "They are dead."

11. What word from "My Dungeon Shook" refers to extremely cruel and brutal behavior?
(a) Integrity.
(b) Inhumanity.
(c) Diligence.
(d) Apprehension.

12. What word from "My Dungeon Shook" refers to a seemingly self-contradictory statement or proposition that when investigated may proved to be true?
(a) Paradox.
(b) Atonement.
(c) Malaprop.
(d) Irony.

13. What U.S. President issued the Emancipation Proclamation?
(a) Abraham Lincoln.
(b) Ulysses S. Grant.
(c) James Buchanan.
(d) Andrew Johnson.

14. How many times does the author say he has begun his letter and torn it up in "My Dungeon Shook"?
(a) 2 times.
(b) 3 times.
(c) 5 times.
(d) 4 times.

15. What word from "My Dungeon Shook" means eager to fight or defiant?
(a) Cautionary.
(b) Virulent.
(c) Conclusive.
(d) Truculent.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does the author claim to act is to be in "My Dungeon Shook"?

2. The author tells the letter recipient in "My Dungeon Shook," "Take no one's word for anything, including mine--but trust" what?

3. What word from "My Dungeon Shook" means to display something?

4. The author claims of white people in "My Dungeon Shook," "They are, in effect, still trapped in a history which" what?

5. To whom is the author writing in "My Dungeon Shook"?

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